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The 360cam delivers easy real time streaming video over WiFi, recorded video, and still photos in the palm of your hand
The 360cam delivers easy real time streaming video over WiFi, recorded video, and still photos in the palm of your hand
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    1. Robert Batina on

      Oh, nevermind my other comment... the LED indicators look as if they just show through the outer coating, so of course when they aren't on you aren't going to be able to see them. *steps back from the mic slowly*

    2. Robert Batina on

      Count me as one of the silent many backers that are disappointed that it is taking so long, but also understanding that this is just how things go sometimes with a project as complex as this one. Yes, I absolutely wish I had my camera by now, but I believe that they are going to come through with the product that we all decided to back.

      In looking at the recent pics of the case, it sort of looks as if it doesn't have the led screen/indicator area on it anymore. I'll have to search through other comments to see if this has been discussed or if it's just the angles playing tricks on me.

      But no, I'm not disappointed that I backed this project, because I bet the camera will be great. Would I back another project from these folks? Unlikely... because like everyone has pointed out, the delays are pretty crazy - especially considering the amount of tech and knowledge they already had regarding immersive photo and video.

      But I'm being impatiently patient, knowing that once she arrives it's gonna be a happy day... and hopefully it is before we see another dozen companies already offering the same thing or better in retail packaging on my local Walmart shelf. :-P

    3. Rami Mohsen on

      @Bob , I established 2 radio stations and a TV network from scratch , it doesn't matter what product you are making. A TV station , a TV show or a camera , you plan ahead and you should calculate all your requiems and results correctly. This is how products are built. Pointing out that we didn't make any products before is not up for discussion here. I didn't make a kickstarter plan to ask for money for a product I don't know how to build. This is not fair to other projects and team that finalized their products on time as expected. Having delays and problems during the process is expected , this is something you can't predict but you have to be accountable for it and take responsibility hence give people the refund if they don't want to wait. It's very simple

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      Reinier v Vliet on

      For the last weeks we begged them for a timeline, prognosis, anything.
      What do we get:

      “Just a few more days to go”
      “a few weeks of extensive testing”
      “a much more accurate time of arrival for your cameras”
      “Quite soon now”
      “Almost there”
      “Don’t worry”

      I understand they are hesitant to give dates after being a year late. But please, just be honest and clear and update regularly.

    5. Marko Radosevic on

      @David...ure such a nice, Giroptic team player or just a paid bot.

      Idk if they build a spaceship now and theyre not even fit to build a fokin'cam...reality check is one & only fact that they have FAILED miserably with 1.4M$ ???? In meantime, visiting all those fairs and gatherings, giving us lame updates with nerfed specs etc. NONSENSE.

      Now pls David, for the sake of your credibilty, just be silent. Ok bro? Thx ^_^

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      Poz on

      Sorry, I mean to direct that to Bob Soron. Not Rob, type-o.

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      Poz on

      Rob, I've had many projects where I had to develop a budget, time line and deliverables for specific time lines all in the name of adding value. Then follow through with them; many of them at the same time.
      Why? Are you trying make some type of point that they have challenging work to do and problems occur outside of a humans capacity of foresight? I don't think anywhere I would have suggested otherwise. Just making a point that they are legally required to provide refunds to those that request them. I am not one, but I will reserve my right to.

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      GR on

      In January I spoke with a few of your sales reps at your CES booth in Vegas. They said I should receive my camera "within a few months". That was January. I find it interesting that you were at CES promoting a product you can't seem to figure out how to manufacture nor make good on the orders from a year ago. Would it not have made more sense to keep your team working on the camera versus flying everyone to Vegas for a show and tell--only to show and tell us anything but the truth? Your updates are unhelpful. You're not trustworthy. Please don't do another Kickstarter campaign. Ever.

    9. Bob S. on

      Hey Poz and Rami, I'm interested in your perspective here.

      What have you created from nothing and brought to market after significant troubleshooting?

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      Poz on

      It is implied that they failed when they missed the target date, obviously.
      I thought that was quite clear.
      Thanks Rami, and your right, why would they ever say they failed. If that is what David is waiting for, it is impossible for a project to fail by his understanding. There is only one objective fact, that was established during the funding period, which can be used to establish when the project failed. And that is if the customers do not have the good(s)/service, promised with the exchange of money, in the specified time line. There is no ambiguity in that.
      Its great to be able to help people bring their ideas to life through collective preordering, but the creators need to realize this is not free money and they are accountable to what the terms of the agreement specify. Before launching a project, they should be doing their homework on a detailed time line. It is clear that Giroptic did not do that, at all.
      I still think they can put out, but if a camera with similar or better specs is out and cost less then $300 US, I will be perusing a refund.

    11. Rami Mohsen on

      @David , yes they failed. Delaying the project for almost a year without a new delivery date is failure to meet the deadline. I back projects all the time. The whole point of kickstarter is helping people get money to get their projects done not give them money to fail at it. 9 month delay is not a short time specially that they don't have any specific delivery date . You are basing all your posts around " they didn't said they failed " yes of course they didn't. And they are working on delivering the camera but what's the point of having a camera that is 1 year behind in technology ?

    12. David Hothersall on

      @Poz Show me where in the TOCs it says they 'have' to give refunds after missing the target date.

      You can't because it doesn't they only 'have' to give refunds when they have failed and cannot deliver. That is not the case here.

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      Poz on

      David Hothersall, not sure why you said I am "unwilling to wait", when in my comment I specificity said that I will wait...
      They also have failed to deliver, for my order: "Estimated delivery: Nov 2014"
      That was almost 9 months ago. It is an estimate, and not ridged as you say, but once they are 1-2 months outside of it. They failed. It is as simple as that and are required to provide refunds to those that request, then either work to still deliver their product or provide refunds to all their customers.
      Until they provide a time line, by definition there is no end in sight. It is not an opinion, it is a fact.
      Just to correct what I said in my previous post, it is not bulk preordering, it is group or collective preordering.

    14. Nan Cine on

      Everything reads awesome! Except that I can't prove it, use it, touch it, see it because I DON'T HAVE MY CAMERA YET. One year ago I spend my money on you, and still: nothing. You really sucks, incl. you Kickstarter. Apparently this project is just crap, crap made with my money.

    15. Osman EL-BABA
      Superbacker
      on

      @Creator, not to be repetitive, but kindly do give us backers your primary estimate and steps towards delivery even if you mentioned its 60 or 70% accurate... This will give us an idea on what to plan for ... I travel a lot , and each visit home I'm expecting/Hoping to receive both Cameras so I start my little venture... Soon we will receive the Hexo+ ... Don't let us get more frustrated ... You can just say we will deliver on February 2016 for those reasons... Believe me it is better than raising hopes and get your backers frustrated with each update.... A lot of people are counting on you to deliver a product that can be used to generate additional income and/or conserve memories of loved ones before they depart of this life... Thanks in advance for being transparent (I hope)

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      Christophe Marier on

      Why don't you all post something on their twitter page as I did. They used the kickstarter community to fund their project and now it seems like they just do not care. Do not missunderstand my point. It is normal to be late as long as you are transparent with your backers… but they are not . Still no delivery date or at least a planning ! If we are lucky enough, may be for Christmass…

      #giropticbackers

    17. David Hothersall on

      @Poz. It is not a pre-order website it's a project backing website. Subtle but significantly different, pre-orders are on their website.

      They haven't broken the Kickstarter TOCs at all. They haven't failed to deliver, delivery times are not rigid or set in stone, they're still working towards that goal and it is only YOUR opinion that the end isn't in sight. Not their fault you haven't got patience and are unwilling to wait.

      Here are the relevant Kickstarter TOCs for those too lazy to go and look at them:

      **
      What should creators do if they're having problems completing their project?

      If problems come up, creators are expected to post a project update explaining the situation. Sharing the story, speed bumps and all, is crucial. Most backers support projects because they want to see something happen and they'd like to be a part of it. Creators who are honest and transparent will usually find backers to be understanding.

      It's not uncommon for things to take longer than expected. Sometimes the execution of the project proves more difficult than the creator had anticipated. If a creator is making a good faith effort to complete their project and is transparent about it, backers should do their best to be patient and understanding while demanding continued accountability from the creator.

      If the problems are severe enough that the creator can't fulfil their project, creators need to find a resolution. Steps should include offering refunds, detailing exactly how funds were used, and other actions to satisfy backers. For more information, see Section 4 of our Terms of Use.
      **

      Granted their communication is erratic but when they do communicate they have something to tell us and it's usually another milestone or hurdle they've completed.

    18. kokobin
      Superbacker
      on

      Never had any doubts the French Guys would come through!!!!!!

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      Poz on

      Eric, kickstarter is a store front, it is a bulk preorder website.
      David Hothersall, they breached kickstarters tos when they did not deliver in Nov 2014. They have to deliver or provide a refund. Since they did not deliver and there is no end in sight, they are legally obligated to refund their customers money.
      I will wait for now, but this camera better be a f*k'n gem with crystal clear quality in any direction I look in the rift CV1 (and work out of the box with no configuring), otherwise I will do all I can do to make sure no one every buys a Giroptic 360 cam again. A year late, those design changes better be worth it.

    20. Sidnei José Romano on

      It seems that the people who are taking care of the outside of the camera is working. Now we need to improve the image quality, white balance, the stitching, sound, maybe the wi-fi, the gyroscope and maybe a few more adjustments.
      Let's see who can guess the date the 360cam will be delivered? My guess is July 2016. Does anyone have another idea?

    21. David Hothersall on

      @Marko I don't feel betrayed and I doubt many backers do. As @Eric J says below they haven't breached any Kickstarter conditions and they have no obligation to refund if they intend to deliver which of course they plainly do. Yes the delays are unfortunate and frustrating but I'd rather have a quality working device than a shoddy bit of useless plastic and metal.

    22. Eric J.
      Superbacker
      on

      @Rami - You may want to read the Kickstarter T&C. Over this entire time, overall communication from Giroptic has been satisfactory considering the hurdles they had to overcome. You'd be hard-pressed to prove that they were being negligent in that regard. Remember, you backed the company to produce a product. Kickstarter is not a storefront.

    23. Daren Han on

      I hope the new release of this cam is something we can look forward to. Imagine waiting for something that cannot compares to the latest gopro cam. Technology is always changing. I hope this cam can meet the basic requirements I wish that the gopro hero 3 plus does not have.

    24. Marko Radosevic on

      I was allways pacifist when it comes to cloudy judgment BUT now Im willing to go full court war with Giroptic.

      IMHO al of us, betrayed pledgers should sue Giroptic if they dont refund full amount of pledge lvl. They can keep the shipping fee.

      THIS.IS.OUTRAGE...and it must be dealt with !!!!!!

    25. Rami Mohsen on

      I just got a reply from the team , they will not issue any refunds , can't believe they are not taking responsibility for failing to meet their deadline. I believe the camera itself will be obsolete a couple of months after the announced delivery date because it's delayed more than a year now.

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      art taylor on

      With all due respect, you simply MUST have some sense of when you anticipate shipping.
      This far into your project if you haven't got a grip on the production schedule I would have to say that I would be both sceptical about delivery this year, and disappointed in the extreme that you are heading towards failing on delivery yet again of what seemed a unique idea ( back when you launched) but is now likely to be overtaken by other
      (cheaper?) products. You must have a business plan which includes delivery to your stakeholders, so why not share it. Your original plan clearly slipped, but that was at a much earlier stage in your process, at this stage as an investor I would be all over you like a rash to find out what was going on, but you don't seem to see kick starters as investors, and there's why you have a lot of disgruntled people knocking on your ( virtual) lab door

    27. AngryNERD on

      Also of Giroptic team Rehash has been started.

      They do not announce the exact schedule for delivery.

      Giroptic team just has a cloudy issue in Rehashd.

      Backer of Kickstarter is needed is an exact ship date.

      Anymore it does not deceive us

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      Marcin Staszewski on

      ok ok stop twaking it already and constantly redesigning, just send it to us so we can at least earn the amount of money we wasted a year ago... :( I was really looking forward for this camera, and I still am, but it REALLY takes too long gusy. Really.
      BTW there is no new content in the app for a year now, even after update... same OLD OLD OLD videos. Why should we keep it in our phones?

    30. Low Chong Hung on

      Great news for today! :D

    31. Christopher Hibbard on

      What I see is lots of typos, an email where the picture did not come through and absolutely horrible screen shots with terrible quality images on your update above. Did I mention the "player" does not work on this update?

      I don't know about anyone else but you can leave the logo off my camera. Close ups show how poor the molds are making the parts.

      My customers and I want to know when the unit is going to be shipped so I can start shooting content.

      I lost spring and most of summer season. My last season is over the last week in October. Am I going to lose an entire year of production?

    32. Ian G G Smith on

      Well Giroptic you kept us all wondering, if you would pull something out of the hat and it seems you have.
      I have NEVER been concerned about when we get a camera only that when we do, it is as good as it can be. It seems you are still sticking to your guns and doing the best job you can so well done looking forward to more news in future.
      NICE JOB GIROPTIC.

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      Darren Leung on

      I'll be very surprised if we see production units out before GoPro or Sony puts out their polished units that also have warrantees.

    34. Steffex on

      Will these be delivered before september?

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      Ron on

      Looking NICE (and better than before)! Regarding the new Player image: I see an eye in the top right Corner- is it a button to enable 3D View for the Oculus Rift?

    36. Ahharu Ryuzaki on

      Finally an update . With luck we will have cameras for next year

    37. David Hothersall on

      Thanks for the update, looking good with a much more of a quality look and presumably feel. The app looks good and I'm hoping for good things from the images now!

      Please get the sample footage up quickly to keep the good vibes.

    38. Lucafoto on

      When are you shipping these out?! I was expecting it last Year.

    39. Rami Mohsen on

      I've asked for a refund a couple of times with no response from your side . How can I get a refund ?